Madge To Defend EFC Title Against Hughes
Following his winning the lightweight championship from Dave Mazany, Don Madge will make his first defense on Saturday night March 31st.
Madge will be set to face Gavin Hughes at EFC 68 from Cape Town, South Africa in that evening’s main event, and will look to continue a winning streak which began in 2015 at EFC 39.
Following his victory over Mazany at EFC 58, Madge proclaimed that “No one is going to take this belt from him,” and looks to prove that on March 31st. Not only did Mazany become a champion, but he also worked with UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, as a sparring partner leading up to her UFC 219 victory over Holly Holm.
He sands across from “Big Tasty” Hughes, who walked into the EFC cage with automatic number one contender consideration, and has only gone the distance once in his career.
The only time Hughes went the distance was against Deon Bruning at EFC 65, and “Big Tasty” saw Bruning a bigger challenge than his opponent on March 31st.
“I believe Deon is a tougher fight than Madge,” stated Hughes after his victory over Bruning. “Madge can say what he wants. I am going to fight him. Trust me, I will be the EFC champ.”
Upon signing for his title defense, Madge confidently told EFC: “Hughes is not in my league.” But notably, it’s a simple message reminiscent of what Costa Ioannou once said about him.